Introduced as a primary trainer for the U.S. Army Air Corps in the days leading up to WWII, the Stearman PT-17’s robust construction and good-natured flying manners endeared it to thousands of pilots throughout the war years and beyond. Its sheer numbers (over 10,000 built, by some estimates) and numerous post-war roles, from crop duster to air show star, have made it one of the most recognizable biplanes among the general public to this day. E-flite has expertly re-created the rugged good looks and benign flight behavior of the full-scale Stearman with this easy-to-assemble 15-size model that is a joy to fly. It comes out of the box constructed of balsa and light plywood and covered in an authentic early-WWII UtlraCote® trim scheme. Other scale touches include a painted fiberglass cowl, painted fiberglass landing gear fairings, and a great-looking 9-cylinder dummy radial engine. Assembly is remarkably simple thanks to the plug-in wings and bolt-on interplane struts. E-flite’s even included specially designed jigs that allow you to keep the upper and lower wing halves connected for easier transport and storage. In the air the Stearman PT-17 15e’s flat-bottom airfoils and light wing loading translate into exceptionally scale-like flight characteristics that everyone from intermediate to advanced pilots will instantly fall in love with.
Wingspan: 44.0 in (1120mm)Overall Length: 35.0 in (890mm)Wing Area: 608 sq in (37.5 sq dm)Flying Weight: 3.5–3.8 lb (1.5–1.7 kg)Motor Size: Power 15Radio: 4-channelServos: JR SPORT MN48 (2)(JSP20040) and JR SPORT MC35 (2)(JSP20030)Trim Scheme Colors: HANU875 Sky Blue, HANU872 Bright YellowProp Size: APC 12x6E electric propHardware Included: YesSpeed Control : 40-Amp Pro Brushless ESC (EFLA1040)Recommended Battery: 3200mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po battery EFLB32003SApprox. Flying Duration: 12–15 minutesScale: WarbirdApprox. Assembly Time: 6–8 hours